Maxwell, Joseph

Elected to RSW 1960

Artists Statement

Two themes have always run through my work; fishing boats with sturdy masts, standing firm and strong against the fluid rhythmic patterns of the sea and sky and trees behaving similarly amongst cornfields and grasslands. I try to capture the underlying rhythms of landscape or seascape, searching for movement, pattern and colour and make my comments on the fascinating contrast between Scottish and Italian landscapes.


Service with Royal Air Force
1946 - 1947 - Studied at John Cass College, London
1947 - 1958 - Edinburgh College of Art
1959 - 1963 - Teacher of Art Edinburgh Schools
1963 - 1970 - Lecturer Dundee College of Education, Art Department
1970 - 1979 - Principal Lecturer, Dundee College of Education, Art Department
1960 - 2000 - Lecturer (extra mural and visiting) - The Scottish Arts Council, Dundee University, St Andrews University, Warwick University, Edinburgh University.


1979 - Diploma of Dilan de L'Art Contemporain

Selected Exhibitions

2002 - Solo Exhibition, Eduardo Allesandro Gallery, Broughty Ferry
1979 - 20 British Painters, Paris
1978 - Royal Academy, London
1978 - Solo Exhibition, Loomshop Gallery, Lower Largo, Fife
1974 - Solo Exhibition, Loomshop Gallery, Lower Largo, Fife
1954 - Solo Exhibition, Gateway, Edinburgh

Public Collections

British Arts Council
Scottish Arts Council
Kahn Gallery, New York
Glasgow Art Gallery
Paisley Art Gallery
Dundee Art Gallery
National Trust for Scotland
Regional Education Collections
- Edinburgh
- Glasgow
- Fife
- Clackmannanshire
- Leeds
Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Aberdeen Royal Hospital

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